Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq

Robotiq launches new FT 300 force torque sensor

Robotiq has launched its newest Force Torque Sensor: the FT 300, which the company says brings “a sense of touch to your robot”.

The Force Torque Sensor FT 300 has plug and play integration on all Universal Robots, making automation of high-precision tasks such as product testing, assembly and precise part insertion easy and fast to set up.

The Force Torque Sensor FT 300 is specially designed for Universal Robots. The easy integration includes a smooth mechanical fit, integration and programming. This new Sensor will open up a whole range of force sensitive applications that will be fast and easy to automate, says the company.

Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq
Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq

“We strongly value our customers’ opinions and knowledge; and we want to use this to provide positive solutions for the successful automation of their project. We strive to make our products user-friendly and fast to integrate in any kind of industrial application, so that our customers can concentrate on their business.” explains Samuel Bouchard, CEO of Robotiq.

This new product is now officially available through Robotiq’s global partners. These high-tech distributors can quickly integrate and train local customers to program the Force Torque Sensor on Universal Robots using the plug and play kit provided by Robotiq.

In order to make the automation of complex tasks as easy as possible, the FT 300 comes with all the necessary mechanical parts, including easily attachable USB wiring, as well as software templates to operate the Sensor. Also, because it is digital, it doesn’t require an external signal processing box. This means customers will hit the ground running and save on downtime.

In terms of mechanical fit, the Sensor has an embedded coupling to fit directly on the UR wrist. The tool side of the Sensor matches the UR bolt pattern. In other words, you do not need to buy anything else if you are already using a tool/gripper on your UR robot.